Sarlacc83 (2127) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 2009 bottle from TPatuto. Thanks! 12 oz for me. A: Dark brown with a prune tint in the light. Thin ring of head after the pour foams to about a 1/4 inch. Sticky. Very sticky. N: Wow. Deep breather. Bourbon, oak, toffee, caramel, and vanilla. Raisins, molasses, and more bourbon. Lots of black licorice. This is layered and it threatens to suck you in and hold you in its folds. T: Sweet and bracing. Raisins and prunes. Toffee and caramels. There?s a coffee like bitterness that mixes with the hop spiciness. Very, very oaken. Candied pecans. Trucks full of black and licorice. Some oxidation, but it adds to the beer. Both sweet and yet balanced - there?s still quite a bitter element to this.M: Like someone forced you to eat a crayon (and not in a disgusting way.) This is sticky and viscous. O: I thought 3.5 years might have done this a disservice, but it?s still going quite strong. If I lived in WI, I would stock up on this and age it to this range. This is far better than fresh Mother of all Storms.
weihenweizen (3412) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2017
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Slightly hazy Amber with small beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, medium/light carbonation,
jb (3109) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet but the bourbon notes and a fair amount of hops rescue this. More of an American Strong Ale in my book, whatever that means. Hazy, auburn color not much for lacing. Palate and taste has some complexity, finish has some burn, nose is basically caramel.
trapped (2672) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Misterburd. Pours murky chocolate brown with foamy light beige head, woodsy bourbon aroma, medium carbonation, slightly sweet bourbon taste with woodsy aroma, thin body, long lightly bitter bourbon finish. Quite potent and stinging..
drsordr (2531) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour copper with ruby hue and thin ecru head. Nose caramel, toffee, light powder, apple, some booze, and light dank. Taste caramel, toffee, molasses, and maple syrup. Some whiskey from the barrel. Sweet and cloying. Maple syrup finish.
MrTipple (3992) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Molasses, dark, toasted malts, sweet bread and caramel, burnt caramel. Clear, dark gold, small, creamy, off-white head. Medium to heavy sweet. Sweet molasses, grain and bread malts, toasted flavours, bitters, quite harsh bitterness coming up, soft carbonation, full bodied. Decent Barley Wine, yet some harsh bitterness in palate. Keg at Sugar Maple, Milwaukee.
vyvvy (6118) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish brown with a dense beige head. The aroma has rich caramel, vanilla, oak, rich toasty malt and an English slant to it. It has a fairly thick body with soft carbonation. The taste has drier malt, dates, caramel, alcohol warmth, oak and woodiness. The finish has pleasing warmth. Nicely made.
luttonm (5420) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Seattle. Thanks Chris! A bit lighter than the original, that we’re tasting side by side. Mild sweet aroma. Rich, alcohol body. Sweet, round bourbon. Rich hot body. Tasty, but a bit more anonymous than the non-BA version. Nice.
Cousin_Larry (893) - - JUN 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a sample at WOBFest 2016. Could taste the bourbon notes, as well as plums and smoke/wood.
BuckeyeBoy (6762) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours out a cola color topped with a small head. Nose is big sweet malts rich toffee caramel some pit fruit bourbon barrel vanilla coconut. Taste is more of the heavy sweetness rich malts pit fruit toffee a nice bourbon barrel balance. Very nice.
hackobock (3812) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 28, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2015, tasting at jtclockwork’s, thanks for sharing!
Hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet, malty with caramel, dark sugar, vanilla, prunes, figs, bourbon. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and slightly boozy. Finish is sweet caramel, some dried fruits, vanilla, warming bourbon notes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.